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>AOtTWO ALTON IVtfftfto TELlOlAWt ^••••^^^^^^^^^^^^^^•"^ ' Testimony in HawkinsTrial 4 Women and 8 Men on the Jury JEMEYVILLE, Jan. 17—Taking of testimony was resumed today In trial of Leonard Hawkins, charged With the murder of Albert E. Clark of Boise City, Okla. Selection of a jury was completed late Monday afternoon In Circuit Court and opening statements of counsel were heard, before court adjourned. The four women and eight men on the jury are: Mel vln E. Leach, Jersey Township Floyd Mains, Jersey; Edward Zimmerman, Quarry; Ernest P. Erwln, Jerseyvtllc; W. C. Muffley, Mississippi; Charles A. Koenig, Mississippi; Mabel C. Busch, Otter Creek: Dorothy Farmer, Jersey; Charlos Reher, Mississippi; John Dawdy, Elsah; Myrtle Karrlck, Mississippi and Virginia Wilst of Rlchwoods. The first witness called by the state Tuesday was George French, • resident of the nren whore the body of Albert K. Clark was found •bout noon of Oct. 12. He was first to notice the body at the side of ( the highway and notified the office of Sheriff C. E. Wedding. The second witness, Henry L. Stevens, farmer of the Kane vicinity testified to having been called to Jerseyvllle to Identify the body of the man found near here as that of Albert E. Clark of Boise City Okla. Stevens had last seen Clark alive In July when he went to Oklahoma to harvest a wheat crop on Stevens' farm In that state. He had worked every harvest for more than four years with Clark in the youth and and established Identity by one of Clark's hands from which a finger was missing. Deputy Sheriff Klrchner testified to having been called, and was accompanied to the scene by Chlel of Police Henson of J«rseyville and Patrolman Paul Stone. He remained with the body while Henson and Stone returned to Jcrsey- ville and notified Coroner Rodney C. Jacoby. After the coroner arriv •d, the body was removed to the Jacoby Brothers funeral home in this city. Coroner Jacoby gave a detailed statement of the manner In which identification of Clark's body was established and testified that a .32 automatic shell fell from the shirt as It was removed from the body He also identified a wrist watch and two rings that had been taken from the body. The various Items were introduced by the state In evidence. Capt. R. A. Crowder of the Texai Rangers testified that he had ar rested Hawkins Oct. 17 at Middle- water, Tex. He took a gun from Hawkins which the latter told him was the gun that had killed Clark "back ln r lllinols." R. C. Johnson of Dalhart, a Texas highway patrolman, testified regarding the arrest of Hawkins at Mlddlewater. Johnson said he was present at the District Attorney Floyd Richards' office when Hawkins gave a statement regarding the death of Clark in Illinois. Deputy Sheriff Elmer Burnett of Dalhart testified that he had been present at the courthouse in Dalhart when Hawkins was brought In by Capt. Crowder. He was present in the district attor ney's office and witnessed the statement given by Hawkins to Texas officials. Nictteh Burns Bankers CAMDEN, N. 3., Jan. 18, Uf> —Bank vault attendants were "burned up" yesterday over a fire that started In a pile of 65 canvas sacks containing $13,000 worth of nickels. The blaze — of undetermined origin -burned holes In molt of the sacks In the main office of the First Camden National Bank A Trust Co., scattered the coins on the floor. State Attitude Continued From Page 1. Oklahoma, knew his family well; Old Hunter Tavern Continued From Page 1. was called "Alton on the River." Tho night of the "Moore Massacre", which took place In 1814 two milts tast of Upper Alton, the Indians called at this home of the Widow Meachem, but the Meach- tms by hiding saved themselves from the fate of their fellow settlers. Rivalry of Towns When Col. Rufus Easton laid out tht City of Alton, and Upper Alton was becoming a thriving town, tht junction at Broadway •nd Ctntral was a stopping place for travelers, In what amounted to a thriving town In those days. Tht entire vicinity was held by Joseph Meachem, who laid out Upper Alton In 1816. The place was acquired from Meachem in 1818 by Charles W. Hunter. Hunter Immediately set about developing his property and, on April 18, 1820, an advertisement appeared proclaiming that Charles W. Hunter had erected large uml commodious buildings in the town Of "Alton on the River" suitable for public entertainment, and nil of which he was disposed to let on moderate terms, when suited with a tenant. t The place flourished and became, In a modest way, a center of trade and an Important junction In travel. Tht large brick building now occupying the northwest corner of Broadway and Central was built In 1840, according to available records. It was fitted out as a hotel and several newspapers In Alton and abroad (Chicago, St. Louis and Springfield) carried the following announcement on Sept. 19, 1840: To Rent—The subscriber, having finished a large brick building •t the corner of Second and Walnut streets, being tho junction «f tht Upper Alton Road and Second street, U now desirous of having It occupied as a temperance hotel, There will be let with tho same, a • large new stable, 30 by 70 feet, and • large enclosed yard. Also a large garden attached to the promises. "He can, If desired, furnish several acres of improved land and • meadow. —Charles W. Hunter." Julius Haas bought tho place from tht Sister* of Charily and moved Into tht building when tho _ moved out. Matte's 0»tMNl Hospital 'At tho termination of tht Civil War, to WM. Altonlsns were an- xlout lo i»vt the Sisters of Char,- Itjr ordor of nuns (then calltd of Charity) remain and SSSBTV . civilian hosplUl. Thty oaring for tht woundtd •I tht old Alton ptntttu- Increasing traffic, a need for Improvement, of the highway connecting the bridges nnd the access highways as well. And with pressure on both states for fulfilling other highway needs, It appears Increased bridge facilities parallel- Ing those offered by the Lewis A Clark structures can be possible only on a toll basis to pay tht cost. No element of profit Is concerned, Mayor Linkogle points out, and benefits in Alton likely would be primarily a solution for hand* ling the mounting traffic conges- lion. It has been contemplated that a new bridge project would include the necessary connecting and access highway facilities both In Missouri and Illinois. The mayor points out that additional bridges would Involve at the Alton end securing means of handling the added traffic through the city, likely a route of access that would keep this traffic from being "bottle-necked" In downtown Alton and already congested East Broadway. This angle, and somewhat similar ones on the Missouri side, can be worked out by competent engineers, the mayor believes. However, he points out that the bridge project also ties In with the problem of belt routes about Alton and Wood River township now before the Illinois highway department and Madison county highway department. On the Missouri side, the new bridges would have to key In with Missouri's state highway system. Thus the element of interstate cooperation also looms as important. Voicing early Interest here in the highway bridge situation, City Engineer Abraham early last fall pointed to the desirability of continuing the present bridges on a toll basis until broader and safer connecting and access highways could be provided by (heir earnings instead of their being prematurely established on a toll free basis. Flood Danger Continued From I'age 1. done but about 100 families living in a housing project near the municipal airport had to make a run for it. Some were helped out by the amphibious army vehicle. Others made it on their own. Six to 10 Families Evacuated Between six and 10 families were being evacuated today. They live in a section known as Allison Prairie, between here and Vincennes, Ind. Three of the levee breaks were south of the U. S. highway bridge leading to Vlncennes, the fourth was just north of the bridge. National guardsmen ' estimated that 250 families had been evacuated from the flooded area before the levee crumbled. The Wabash river was still rising here today despite the levee breaks. While floods harassed wide areas in the Midwest and South, M new, fast-moving storm roared through the central Great Plains and howled across the northern Great Lakes region. It headed for the North Central states. The storm brought strong winds and snow. There was considerable drifting and blowing In Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan. The blanket at Calumet, Mich., measured 39 inches. Temperatures over the storm belt dropped sharply. 43 Bt-low In North Dakota The mercury plunged to 42 degrees b«low zero at Bismarck, N. D., today, 36 below at Havre, Mont., and -34 at International Foils, Minn. The cold air covered an area from the Pacific Northwest eastward over (he upper Great Lakes and southward over the Central Plains states. a civil hospital and the sick soldiers were then brought to St. Joseph's Hospital as it was established in the Mansion House, still standing on State street, and within a few months the soldiers were enabled to return to their homes unci families. A year later, the sisters transferred the hospital to the old Hunter's Tavern, Broadway and Central, (then Walnut and Second streets), and Nov. 18, 1866, the Telegraph carried the following notice of the move; 'We have been informed this morning that the Sisters of Charity, In UUs city, have now all their arrangements complete for the reception of patients in their hospital Hunterstown, They pro- receive all the sick who make application to them, whether they have means of paying their way or not ..." The old rambling house that had served u« a tavern and is one of the oldest buildings In the city soon was renovated and presented new face. Medals were hunu over each door, nailed securely. U was reported the rooms were large and airy and the aspect of the place was a cheery one all of the day and night. The former Hunter tavern building was used »» a hospital by the sisters until 1887 when they occupied their new building at Fourth and Walnut (now Fifth and Central). In 1937 the present St, Joseph's Hospital on Fifth was occupied and tnt old hospital on the northeast corner was torn down. Since then, a nurses' home h«a been erected on tht south half of the spaot formerly occupied by the old hospital. Progress Made On Water Plant East Alton Project Nears Completion EAST ALTON, Jan. IS.—The Village Board of Trustee* Tuesday night approved the purchase of a lot on Third street at the cost of 1250, and Village Attorney Edward F. Todd was authorised to proceed with negotiations for buying the property. By securing the lot, the village will provide a thoroughfare on Church street. The lot Is the property of Mrs. Joseph Beasley and M number of years ago had been the site of a planing mill In more recent years It had been used as automobile sales lot, and more recently has been used as a street. The question of the appointment of W. T. Finn, merchant watchman, as special policeman, with the village of East Alton paying a small part of his salary, was referred to the police committee for further study and action, fol lowing a lengthy discussion. It was the opinion of several of the board members that If Finn works as special policeman on oc caslons, wearing a uniform and carrying a gun, he should be under supervision of the police depart' ment, and bonded, but that If he lacked connection with the police department, and worked solely for merchants who paid his entire salary, there would be no object in his being bonded by the village. Mayor Otto F. Brazier announced that work of H. A. Grabbe Construction Co., contractors on the water Improvement extension project, was nearly completion, with only painting of the elevated tank still to be done. Village Engineer C. H. Shepparii had recommended that painting of the tank be deferred until warmer weather, but a resolution providing that Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. subcontractors on the construction of the tank, he Informed of the engineer's recommendation, failed of passage. Service of Brown Motor Lines Inc., which operates buses through East Alton, was endorsed by the trustees, after W. C. Meyer, president addressed the board, telling of a hearing to be held In Spring field today in which the busline Is making application for a permit to operate between, Alton, East Al Ion, Wood River, Roxana, and East St. Louis, intrastate, over Route 111. Boston Holdup Continued From Page 1. after gagging and trussing five employes last night. Along with the million In cash the gangsters grabbed $500,000 in checks. Cruiser cars raced through the city and outlying districts during the night running down a number of tips that proved worthless. Shortly after the holdup, police chased at break-neck speed a five- passenger black. Cadillac sedan thought to be the getaway car. They lost it In the city's West Roxbury district. License Plates Stolen Police believed the car, bearing stolen registration plates, head* for Providence, R. I. The plates were stolen in Boston last week, police said. "It's very obvious," Police Supt. Edward Fallon said, "that these men used a master key to open rtl those doors." The gunmen went through six locked doors before reaching the vault where they cowed the five employes. While husky patrolmen toured the city's underworld spots pick- Ing up suspects, alarms sounded descriptions of the holdup men along the eastern seaboard. Eleven men were taken to headquarters for questioning. No charges were placed against them. Descriptions of the robbers by witnesses varied. The best Indicated that all were about 5.feet, D Inches, and weighing approximately 18Q pounds. Rubber Muffles Sound Six wore rubbers, the seventh crepe-soled shoes. The purpose of these was to kill off sound as the desperadoes headed Into the build- No descriptions were obtained of the man, or men, who waited outside the garage to steer the getaway. AH police division commanders were ordered to pick up every ex-convict who had served time for armed robbery, along with all known holdupmen. All vacationing and off-duty state police troopers and detectives were called back to work by State Commissioner of Public Safety John F. Strokes. Police said the desperadoes apparently left the additional million Behind because they were not prepared for such an enormous haul. Reaching the wire enclosed vault room unobserved, one of the gun- mtn shouted. "Open up. This Is a stickup. Don't give us any trouble. Several of the robbers moved speedily into the room and scooped the money, all In paper bags, from the carts In the open vault. They stuffed the loot Into laundry bags and disappeared as quickly as they entered. Several company shotguns were on a rack In the company office. The employes didn't have a chance lo get near them before they were covered by the grotesquely masked robbers and trussed and gagged. Police Capt. John D. Aheurns of tht special service squad said the robbery "was «o neatly executed it must have been engineered by the cream of Boston's crime world." Police received confusing reports as to tht number of cars in which the men escaped. Some witnesses said one, bearing two confederates. Others said there were two cars. Employes Have Pass Keys A company spokesman said several employes have pass keys to doors in the garage and "possibly •omt former employes still have them." Tht million dollars left behind included a 1300,000 General Elec- Edicard*ville Council Hires Firm to Check Water Breaks Name Groups to Push Plans ior Alton Boot Races With plans for the largest and most spectacular motor boat race ever staged by the Alton Motor Boat Club, written Invitations have been sent to boat clubs and boat drivers' organisations in a 500-mile radius of Alton, asking them to participate in the local club's regatta slated next July 16. Members of the boat club met at their quarterboat at Clifton Terrace Tuesday night and Commodore Paul Carnes appointed the following members on a committee to arrange the regatta: Ralph Dempster, general chairman; Lloyd Trlbble, publicity; Ed Kramer, race chairman; Victor Manns and Jerry Bowman, finance; Joseph Cralne, Chairman Pits, Charles Grady, refreshments; Ivan Smith, booster buttons. Commodore Harry Kessler and Vice-Commodore Emmett Wathern of the U. S. Const Guard Auxiliary will be in charge of the river patrol during the races. In the past, the Alton club has been content with entering drivers from the local area In the annual races, but the planned publicity program for the 1950 event Is expected to bring In new drivers from a wider area. This program, Publicity Spokesman Trlbble stated, will make competition greater and will assure the public of more exciting races. Those who enter the regatta will participate under sanction of the St. Louis Outboard Drivers' Association, which is affiliated with the American Power Boat Association. Arrest Nipped Continued From Page l. robberies In Macoupln County. These confessions, he said, solve a feed store burglary in Carlinville, theft of two automobile radios from cars In the Kalser-Frazer agency lot in Carlinville, and at least one Intrusion in Plalnview. As soon as the admissions were obtained, independently from both boys, Chief Galloway notified Sheriff Cart A. Sheller of Macou- pln County, who came at once from Carlinville to join in the questioning. Further clearin the slate on recent robberies here, police late Tuesday took into custody a boy who has admitted to the theft of a watch at the Steve Roftls store on Washington at Bozza. The watch was recovered, and the boy turned over to a county court probation officer. About the only Incident unsolved In recent annals of local larceny was disappearance early Tuesday of ten dozen doughnuts from the doorway of Wedge Cafe, Broadway and Henry. This theft was reported last evening. Mississippi Secret Police Disbanded JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 18, «>> — The Mississippi Senate voted 31 to 13 yesterday to repeal the law creating the state's secret police force. trie Co. payroll and $120,000 from Fllene's, one of Boston's biggest department stores. Fallen sharply criticized the firm for the "poor security It takes to protect such huge slims of money." A representative of the National Security Corp. reported that the loss is "fully covered" by insurance. Thomas B. Lloyd, head cashier, said he came out of«the vault to find himself looking Into the muzzles of seven guns. "None of us had heard them approach because all of them — except one had shoes with crepe rubber soles—wore rubbers." The men all wore navy-type peajackets, he said. "They ordered us to He face- down on the floor," Lloyd said. "As though they had planned It for a long time, they quickly tied our hands behind our backs and then tied out feet. "Then they put strips of white masking tape over our mouths. "While some were picking up the money bags, others went to a rack where we kept the pistols. They emptied the guns of bullets. When they had all the money they could carry, they beat It. The whole thing didn't take more than 20 minutes." EDWARDSV1LLE, Jan. 1*.—Th* City Council voted Tuesday night to employ the St. Louis engineer* Ing firm of Homer ft Shlfrln, at a fee of $1300, to Investigate the cause of breaks in the single 12. inch transmission main supplying water to Edwardsville from wells at POag. Mayor William C. Slraube cast the deciding vote on a resolution to employ the engineering firm, after the measure failed to receive the required majority. Alderman Joseph Gregor, jr., was absent, and the vote on the resolution was five aldermen for and four against employing the Homer it Shlfrin firm to make an inspection of the main section where breaks have occurred over a period of years. At Its Jan. 3 session, by a seven to three vote, the council empowered Mayor Stratibe to employ engineers to conduct a survey of the transmission main in a move to eliminate disruptions In water service, such as occurred recently when homes and business establishments were without water for more than nine hours. At .that time, however, Mayor Straube assured aldermen he would take no action toward employing engineers for the proposed Inspection without submitting the matter to the council for consideration. The engineering firm, under a contract proposal, will study effects of electrolysis and cinders in causing deterioration of the 50- year-old supply main, and make a report of its findings and recommendations to the council. The munlclpally-owned sewage dispqsal plant here, flooded out two weeks ago by overflow waters from Cahokia creek, has been placed back In operation and all equipment re-Installed, Sewer Plant Supt. Robert Paproth informed the council. City Treasurer Joseph Rotter was authorized by resolution to deposit future receipts from parking meters, which have been paid for from meter revenue and are now owned by the city, directly in the general fund. A $2600 balance In the meter fund also was transferred Into the general fund. The council went on record as officially endorsing the Red Cross blood bank, to be operated here Jan. 27, from 1 to 6 p. m., at Eden Evangelical Church, and suggested that all citizens who can, donate blood. In response to a letter from Mayor i Earl Llnkogle of Alton, Mayor Straube authorized Alderman Joseph Burkhardt and City Attorney Terry Guetllg to represent the city at an organization- meeting of a Madison County chapter of the Illinois Heart Association, scheduled for 8 this evening in Alton. Plan Outlined Continued From Page 1. Sj^SjS^|fSJBS^SjSJSJSJSjgSJBJBJSJBJBJB^B^B^B^B^B^B^B^B^B^B^SSSSS(SillV U^Housewife Vie for Bacon Hogs, Potatoes on Crop Support Program WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (*> — The government, acting to strengthen producer prices of hogs, today became a competitor of the housewife for bacon and ham. Announced by the Agriculture Department last night, the federal pork buying program It expected to have political reactions as well as effects on the cost of living. Unannounced quantities of pork will be bought In a move to assure hog farmers prices which the government has promised them. Heavy marketings have pulled hog prices slightly below levels which, the department said, would guarantee a national farm average of $14.90 for 100 pounds this month. Government buying will be limited for the time being to bacon, smoked hams and smoked picnic shoulders. But it is expected to boost not only hog prices, but to push up prices which consumers pay for virtually all pork cuts and possibly prices of beef, lamb and mutton. The pork buying program was announced the same day the department disclosed it is ready to give away surplus potatoes to the school lunch program, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and relief agencies helping the needy at home and abroad. The potatoes are being bought by the department under a grower price support program. Politics may be drawn Into the pork program because (1) It recalls arguments supporters have made for the controversial Brannan farm plan endorsed by President Truman, and (2) it raises the question of whether government purchases of lard alone 'would have supported hog prices. ' If meat prices go up—as -department officials say they most assuredly will do—it will give administration leaders another chance to argue for the Brannan proposal. This plan has been cold- shouldered so far by Congress and bitterly opposed by most of the major farm organizations. Under this plan, the government would not buy pork or other perishable farm products to support prices. Istead, it would allow prices to drop to natural levels, with the government making up the difference to farmers between market prices and support guar- ;^.ees by government subsidies paid from taxes. This plan, supporters contend, would permit cheaper retail prices while at the same time assuring farmers a just return. President of materials, labor arid services and applied to the actual net profits, especially showing how- business had to pay the major part of the tax load. 'Summation of the program was given by Ray A. Gibson, vice- president of the GAAC, and Thad Carter, president of the Wood River Chamber of Commerce. Thomas Butler, manager of Alton District Manufacturers Association, octed as moderator of the panel discussions and emphasized the fact that BIE Day was just a start in bringing the story of business and industry before the people of the area. Coal Strike Continued From Page 1. Continued From Page 1. Ing the rubber industry Is threatened by coal and power shortages. In Pittsburgh, President John P. Busarello of the United Mine District 5 said his staff is out in the fields urging striking miners to re- tufn to the pits Monday. U. S. Steel declined to say if It planned to make the January payment to the UMW pension and welfare fund. Illinois coal producers are expected to make their UMW fund payments. Although five Pennsylvania mines, employing 2600 miners, resumed operations, Alabama and Kentucky reported new walkouts. The number of idle Alabama miners rose 1000 to 9000. In Kentucky, the figure jumped from 7500 to 11,000. To Visit Rublcam School Alton High School Commercial Club will visit the Rublcam school in St. Louis Thursday. H-Bomb Rated at Least Twice As Powerful as Atom Weapons WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. Lawmakers concerned about the awful possibilities of an "H-bomb" —maybe a thousand times as ruinous as an A-bomb—art dut to. get the military's vltw on It tomorrow. Some conservatlvt estimates rate such a hydrogtn bomb as "only" twice as powerful as tht city-smashing atomic bomb. Cen. Omar N. Bradley, tht nation's top military man, Is expected to testify before the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee at that time, behind locked doors. An undercover quarrel over what to do about making, or not making, a super-destructive bomb powered by hydrogen already has the capital upset. Tht atomic committee finds It- stlf In tht middle of tht controversy. It has asked defense, diplomatic and atomic experts to give their advice. Some experts from the Atomic Energy Commission were on Its list for a private session this afternoon. Up until now tho argument has gone on in the top-secret levels of tht administration and Congress. It has now become so bit- ttr and the factors Involved so fundamental that some of (he participants art inclined to bring tht row out before the public. The big, and necessarily long, question Is this: Should tht United States embark on tht making of a new weapon which could kill many times tht 78,000 who died when a relatively old and Interior atomic bomb was dropped on tht Japan- tat city of Hiroshima, and perhaps destroy evtrythtng living or standing on hundrtds of square miles of land? In tht conservative camp are some scltntlsts who compute the release of energy from a hydrogen comb at about twice that released In tht explosion of a uranium-type bomb. Ovtr on tht othtr sidt art people who talk of a bomb 1000 times «s powerful as present atomic weapons, one whose area of destruction would reach out over a 40-mile radius instead of tht two* milt circle of destruction for tht Hiroshima bomb. In addition to tht greatly boosted blast from an H-bomb (blast is tht forct which knocks down structures and kills people by concussion and flying wreckage), tht weapon presumably would have much greater lethal effect In radiation and thtrmal - (heat) features, especially Uit latttr. might arise from the project. Mayor Linkogle said the agreement was submitted by Chief Engineer Joseph L. Loida of the I. T. through C. H. Sheppard, project engineer on the McAdams highway, pursuant to a letter, of request transmitted through Sheppard to the railroad last Dec. 14. The stone which the city will receive under the two agreements, the one with Judge Boynton, the other with the Terminal, is to be used to defray the cost of cutting back the bluff at the foot of Prospect to make space for the highway development. Just before the I. T.'agreement reached the mayor in the forenoon today, Dr. H. W. Trovillion, chairman of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce committee on McAdams Highway, had disclosed that receipt of the releases were Open Administration in Atomitn'i 12DWARDSV1LLE, Jto Adminlftrttlon 5*«J»p«l day tt*MtMi Courtl Tn of Mrs. Beatle M, Lewis, rootherj of Alton fire Chief James J. Lewis, who dltd at Alton Dec. 19. Mrl. e petmon for administration were two •oft™" 1 A. Lewis, appointed •toMMR' and Fire Cftlef Lewis, both of Al- t0 Admltttd to probate Tuesday, the will of James H. -**™ 0 * (ft ton, who died Dec. 9.J^uMa his estate to three children, Mrs. Stella Dodson Stolttt, •PpM* 1 executrix, John Dodson and Me - vln Dodson, all of Alton The will was executed July 24, 1943. William Forrade Long 111, Dies at 76 Retired Steel Employe- Rites Thursday William S. Forcade, 7fi, a retired employe of Laclede Steel Co., died Tuesday at 11:20 p. m. at his home, 1307 Alby, following a prolonged illness. He had been In falling health for*eight years and bedfast for the past two months. Born at Elkton,/ 111., Sept. 14, 1873, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Forcade. He moved to Alton at the age of 15 and had resided for the past 44 years at the. Alby street residence. Mr. Forcade had been employed as a heat treater at Laclede Steel Co. for 25 years previous to his retirement. He was married in Alton Dec. 18, 1900, to Miss Dora Ann Whlttleman, and they would have observed their golden wedding anniversary next December. He was a member of Modern Woodman Lodge. He was a lover of music and in his youth had played the violin in the orchestra of First Methodist Church. Surviving In addition to his wife are three sons, Orland and Gayle, Alton, and Herbert, Wood River; a sister, Mrs. Molly Wright, Coulterville, and three grandchildren, Herbert Wayne, Jeanette Marie, nnd Rodney Forcade. Mr. Forcade was a member of First Methodist Church and pastor of the church, the Rev. Paul B. Brown, will conduct funeral rites Thursday at 3 p. m. in Streeper funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p. m. today. USSR Production Exceeds Goals, Incomes Rise MOSCOW, Jan. 18, UP) — Russia's industrial production level last year exceeded goals set for 1950 and personal incomes rose sharply, an official announcement said today. Ip an economic report on 1949 achievements, the chief of the statistical administration announced that industrial production was five percent over the rate expected for 1950. No actual production figures were given. The general increase over 1948 was 20 percent. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY IS, 19* ^^^^••••••••iW^BUMMM PsychopathLaw Ruling Urged Judge Contends Act Is Unconstitutional SPRINOIBLD, Jin. li. (*)—Attorney General Elliott has asked th* Illinois Supreme Court to uphold the 1MT criminal sekual psy. eopath law, and to compel its enforcement Elliott atkcd permission yester. day to apply for an order direct. Ing County Judge William G, Jucrgcns of Randolph County to abide by Its provisions. Juergeni contend* that law li uneonstltu- tlonal, Elliott Mid, and hai declared he Intends to Ignore it. The statute provides for com' pulsory mental examination of prisoners convicted of aexual offenses before they are released from the penitentiary. If a prisoner if found metally unfit, the law calls for his commitment to a state mental hospital. It Is up to the county judge where the prisoner Is confined to order the mental test, The Menard state penitentiary comes under Judge Juergens' jurisdiction for this purpose. Elliott called Judge Juergeni' objections to the law "unfounded". The attorney general declared: "The emergency Is so great that unless this court passes upon the question at this time the protection of the general public against scientifically predetermined and medically adjudged criminal sek- ua) psycopaths will be unnecessarily jeopardized." Elliott said that if Judge Juergens' view prevails "great numbers of criminal sexual psycopaths will be released upon society contrary to the will of the legislature and in opposition to social, medical and legal theory." momentarily expected. Recently, the GAAC, through Dr. Trovillion, presented President H. W. Ward of the I. T. with one of the Telegraph's McAdams Highway picture booklets. Today a letter of thanks was received from President Ward, who, to date, has indicated complete readiness to cooperate in clearing the way for the river road. Additional offer of support for the McAdams Highway from the Alton Motor Boat Club came Tuesday night. The club discussed a program in which it would lend its facilities to the McAdams Highway committee, headed by Dr. Trovillion. LOOK! WHAT 12.47 WILL BUY ONE GROUP BOYS' BEAUTIFUL Dress Suits $24.95 Volvos • ALL WOOL • LARGE SELECTION BRING NO MONEY! IE THRIFTY IN 1950 * luy out of UN MONEY on Easy ludztt Account at CATEIY'S Ovtr 4* Yttn of Faithful Strvict DON'T'MISS GATELY'S AlK 0> W I TOWN UP TO HALF OFF MEN'S FINE DRESS SHIRTS Replenish your wardrobe NOW at this great saving. BRING NO MONEY! Be Thrifty In 1950 Buy Out Of PIN MONEY SOLID COLORS AND STRIPES. ALSO WHITE. $3.95 Voluo, Now $2.63 $4.95 Volut, New $3.30 $6.95 Volut, Now $4.63 ' W-j*, MEN'S SETTER SPORTS SHIRTS Wools and GabardiM $6.91 Volvo, Now $3.99 $5.95Volut, Now $1.99 $12.95 Volut, Now $6.99 CATELY ILDG. W. THIRD ST. ALTON Gately Bldg, W, Third, Alton

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